Wars Guns And Votes

Wars  Guns  and Votes
Publisher Harper Collins
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780061977206
Rating 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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“Collier has made a substantial contribution to current discussions. His evidence-based approach is a worthwhile corrective to the assumptions about democracy that too often tend to dominate when Western policy makers talk about the bottom billion.” —The New York Times Book Review “Before President Obama makes a move he would do well to read Professor Paul Collier’s Wars, Guns, and Votes. . . Unlike many academics Collier comes up with very concrete proposals and some ingenious solutions.” — The Times (London) In Wars, Guns, and Votes, esteemed author Paul Collier offers a groundbreaking, radical look at the world’s most violent, corrupt societies, how they got that way, and what can be done to break the cycle. George Soros calls Paul Collier “one of the most original minds in the world today,” and Wars, Guns, and Votes, like Collier’s previous award-winning book The Bottom Billion, is essential reading for anyone interested in current events, war, poverty, economics, or international business.

Wars  Guns  and Votes
  • Author : Paul Collier
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06

“Collier has made a substantial contribution to current discussions. His evidence-based approach is a worthwhile corrective to the assumptions about democracy that too often tend to dominate when Western policy makers talk about the bottom billion.” —The New York Times Book Review “Before President Obama makes a move he would

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Wars  Guns and Votes
  • Author : Paul Collier
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-02-28

The world is in a mess. For more than a billion people, everyday life is played out against the backdrop of civil wars, military coups and failing economies. For them, the peaceful democracy taken for granted in the West seems an impossible pipe-dream. But solutions do exist - it is

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Wars  Guns and Votes
  • Author : Paul Collier
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009

* In Wars, Guns and Votes, award-winning author Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty in the countries at the bottom of the world economy that are home to a billion people. * A highly-regarded economist and expert on developing countries, Collier argues that the spread of elections and peace settlements in

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The Bottom Billion
  • Author : Paul Collier
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-25

In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the

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Elections in Dangerous Places
  • Author : David Gillies
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01

Through a series of frank and incisive case studies of conflicted countries, contributors' chapters challenge the centrality and timing of elections as a key pillar of reconstruction at a war's end. They underline the dangers in rushing elections, compromising principles, and lowering the bar for what constitutes free and fair

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Guns  Democracy  and the Insurrectionist Idea
  • Author : Joshua Horwitz,Casey Anderson
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-29

Does the gun lobby threaten the democratic institutions safeguarding individual liberty in America?

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The Plundered Planet
  • Author : Paul Collier
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11

Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. Now, in The Plundered Planet, Collier builds upon his renowned work on developing countries and the world's poorest populations to confront

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Exodus
  • Author : Paul Collier
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14

In Exodus, Paul Collier, the world-renowned economist and bestselling author of The Bottom Billion, clearly and concisely lays out the effects of encouraging or restricting migration. Drawing on original research and case studies, he explores this volatile issue from three perspectives: that of the migrants themselves, that of the people

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Votes  Drugs  and Violence
  • Author : Guillermo Trejo,Sandra Ley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03

When widespread state-criminal collusion persists in transitions from autocracy to democracy, electoral competition becomes a catalyst of large-scale criminal violence.

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How to Rig an Election
  • Author : Nic Cheeseman,Brian Klaas
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24

An engrossing analysis of the pseudo-democratic methods employed by despots around the world to retain control Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power longer than autocrats who refuse to allow the populace to vote. In this engaging

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Out of Poverty
  • Author : Paul Polak
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-09-14

Based on his 25 years of experience, Polak explodes what he calls the "Three Great Poverty Eradication Myths": that we can donate people out of poverty, that national economic growth will end poverty, and that Big Business, operating as it does now, will end poverty. Polak shows that programs based on

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The Guns of the South
  • Author : Harry Turtledove
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2011-04-20

"It is absolutely unique--without question the most fascinating Civil War novel I have ever read." Professor James M. McPherson Pultizer Prize-winning BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM January 1864--General Robert E. Lee faces defeat. The Army of Northern Virginia is ragged and ill-equpped. Gettysburg has broken the back of the Confederacy and

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The Hidden History of the War on Voting
  • Author : Thom Hartmann
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04

In today's America, only a slim majority of people register to vote, and a large percentage of registered voters don't bother to show up: Donald Trump was elected by only 26 percent of eligible voters. Unfortunately, this is not a bug in our system, it's a feature. Thom Hartmann unveils the

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The Future of Capitalism
  • Author : Paul Collier
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04

From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it. Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of the United States and other Western societies: thriving cities versus rural counties, the highly skilled elite

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The Travels of a T Shirt in the Global Economy
  • Author : Pietra Rivoli
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-11-10

The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt'sjourney The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is acritically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalizationdebates and reveals the key factors to success in global business.Tracing a T-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to aChinese factory

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